Sunday, March 09, 2008

Summertime and the Knitting is Lacy!

Boy, Spring has sure sprung here! We are almost into the 80s already, although at least the mornings and evenings are still cool. As you can see, Precious and Angus are taking advantage of it. Summer will be here before we know it!

What kind of knitting or crocheting do you like to do as the weather gets warmer? I think socks are a great year 'round project but what other kinds of things do you think of working on?

I have always liked doing open, lacy wraps and toppers. Around here, the air conditioning can get so cold during the summer that having something light to wear in the office over a shell or sundress is just perfect. That way, you can take it off when you go outside and perspire on something that is easily washed.

These are some examples of our designs that we have worked on in past years:

Lauren did such a great job of modeling. We miss you, Lauren!

This is the popular Mitered Summer Shawl as originally made.
And this is the re-make that is underway in a new, fresh colorway. What do you think?

This is a beaded shrug also in progress using a super fine kid mohair. It is going to be very elegant yet practical.
The other great thing about these projects is that they are perfect for proms, parties, vacations, weddings or any other special events you might have planned for the summer.

So what about ya'll? What are your planned projects for the coming warmer weather? I'd love to hear your ideas.

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